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Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | 3 November 1983 (Australia)
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Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

Director:

Lizzie Borden

Writers:

Lizzie Borden (screenplay), Ed Bowes (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Honey Honey ... Honey
Adele Bertei Adele Bertei ... Isabel
Jean Satterfield Jean Satterfield ... Adelaide Norris
Florynce Kennedy Florynce Kennedy ... Zella (as Flo Kennedy)
Becky Johnston Becky Johnston ... Newspaper Editor
Pat Murphy Pat Murphy ... Newspaper Editor
Kathryn Bigelow ... Newspaper Editor
Hillary Hurst Hillary Hurst ... Leader of Women's Army Hillary Hurst
Sheila McLaughlin Sheila McLaughlin ... Other Leader
Marty Pottenger Marty Pottenger ... Other Leader / Woman at Site
Lynne Jones Lynne Jones ... Other Leader
Ron Vawter ... FBI Agent
John Coplans John Coplans ... Chief
John Rudolph John Rudolph ... TV Newscaster
Warner Schreiner ... TV Newscaster
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Storyline

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Near the end of the film, the beginning of a TV news broadcast is abruptly interrupted by a message from the Women's Army. The opening animation for the news broadcast was the one used for New York TV station WNEW-TV (now WNYW), channel 5. See more »

Quotes

Woman at Induction: Why we call it army? I thought army was for the men.
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Connections

Edited into Film Title Poem (2016) See more »

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Oh Jim
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written and performed by Lou Reed
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Strangely prescient
21 May 2019 | by rgombertSee all my reviews

An interesting and timely movie for 2019. I found it particularly interesting that the writers of this movie, in 1981, we able to craft dialogue for the "Men's movement" that is exactly what the alt-right men of today are spouting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 November 1983 (Australia) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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